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Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists

This fellowship, which is funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), provides support for two years training in medical statistics. For the first year (beginning October 2010) the successful applicant will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM). This will be followed by a one-year professional attachment at one of the African centres associated with the research programme of the Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) at LSHTM. During the professional attachment, training Fellows will develop their statistical and research skills by working on studies with guidance from TEG staff.

This support is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£12,500) and return air travel.

To be eligible, candidates must:

(i) be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
(ii) be in possession of an excellent first degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject
(iii) have at least 1 year of work experience in medical statistics or epidemiology

Support will not be given as a supplement to other funding, nor to students who have funding from other sources.

How to Apply for the Fellowship:

Candidates should complete an application form and provide a curriculum vitae, two references, and an academic transcript.

The deadline for applications is 21st May 2010.

Applications received after this date will not be considered. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone at the beginning of June.

Completed application forms should be sent to:

Dani Phillips
TEG Fellowship
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
London, WC1E 7HT


Most questions regarding the MSc courses should be answered by reading the relevant MSc course page:

Informal inquiries concerning the scholarship can be made to Christian Bottomley: (Email: christian.bottomley@lshtm.ac.uk)

Informal enquiries concerning the MSc can be made to the Admissions Tutor, Dan Altmann (Email: mscmedstats@lshtm.ac.uk)

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